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How to Look Fashionable at the Gym

Gabriella Ianiro Staff Writer

Christina Morgera

Going to the gym is not the most flattering activity. During your workout, you become hot, sweaty and smelly. Sound attractive? No, but these are not excuses for not looking trendy at the gym. Putting together fashionable gym looks are quick and easy.

When going to the gym, always take off your makeup. Yes, you are most likely going to run into people you know. So what? A clean fresh face is better looking than a face with running makeup. If you must have some sort of makeup with you, try Burt’s Bees Beeswax, a chap stick that comes in many different shades. This is a better alternative since it is not a lipstick that ends up smearing. It costs $2.99 and it can be found at local drugstores.

Do not go to the gym with your hair down as if you are going out to dinner. When you are working out, it is always best to keep your hair tied back. There are many different gym hairstyles. You can slick your hair up in a tight ponytail or a bun. You can put it in a low braid, a fishtail braid and a low bun. You can throw on a cute headband or clips to add to your look.

Ditch the basketball shorts and supper baggy tee shirts. Instead, opt for clothing designed for the gym. Many different brands carry spandex pants, leggings and shorts. Some brands are Under Armor, Lululemon and Adidas. They come in a ton of different colors and designs. These brands also have many different styled tops as well. You can choose from tank tops, tee shirts, halters and so much more. Gym pants like these will keep you comfortable at the gym, while looking good.

Sophomore journalism major, Potoula Anagnostakos, explained that she likes to wear work out gear because she feels it is easier to move around in. “I wouldn’t wear baggy clothes to the gym because it could get caught in the equipment,” she added.

Senior journalism major, Genna Apfel, said that she prefers wearing spandex or yoga pants from Victoria’s Secret and a t-shirt. “I still feel like I need to dress fashionable to an extent when I work out but I don’t go crazy doing my hair or putting on makeup,” said Apfel.

Sneakers are the only type of shoe you should wear to the gym. Why not have fun with it? Brands like Nike, Adidas and Sacuony have huge colorful selections. Be bold. Choosing a bright sneaker can add to any gym outfit. If you are not into the colorful sneaker option, then choose a subtle color and play around with your color choices in your outfits.

The gym may not be the most fashionable place, but when you look good, you feel good. There is no reason you cannot put together a stylish workout look.

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